Dunwoody Baptist Church is partnering with DSA to offer an exciting camp during the week of VBS, June 3rd - 6th, 2024. Creative Arts Camp (CAC) is an opportunity for students in grades 1st thru 6th to get in-depth training in the arts after VBS each day. Children will have the opportunity to study with professional musicians and artists in classes like drama, singing, music, and visual arts. Please know that only children who attend VBS or VBS volunteers who are in 6th grade will be able to register for CAC.
Meet our Instructors:
Erika Sunday: Worship
Erika Sunday has been playing the piano and guitar since the age of 12. Growing up in a musical family, her dad was an excellent piano teacher and church Minister for 25 years. He taught her all about music, piano, guitar, and worship. Over the past 5 years, she has been blessed with the opportunity to teach piano to elementary, middle school, and high school students. As a youth leader, Ms. Erika teaches the importance of worshiping, giving, and incorporating God into daily living. In addition, over the course of 8 years, she has been playing the piano and guitar for various venues and events, such as Paulding's Next Star, while also leading worship in church. Ms. Erika is not only a gifted piano Instructor but she is a singer and songwriter who loves to write Worship music. As an Instructor, youth mentor, and worship leader, Ms. Erika hopes that everyone can experience the true love of Jesus, through relationship, fellowship, and worship!.
Victor Kennedy: Visual Arts
Victor graduated from Auburn University with a BFA in Graphic Design with a concentration in Illustration. His senior project received from the art department faculty an “A Commended” award, which was a big encouragement on entering the communication arts field. He moved to Atlanta and took a job with a magazine publisher, CCI, and spent four years illustrating and designing for various magazines. In the last two of those years, he redesigned and art-directed two different health foods magazines. After that he worked at Esoteric Audio as Assistant Art Director designing logos, creating packaging, and illustrating. After these formative five years, he started freelancing as an illustrator working for such clients as Hallmark Cards and Children’s Television Workshop, AD agencies such as BBDO South and Larry Smith & Associates, and book publishers such as Prentice Hall and Scott Foresman.
He has continued to illustrate from his Georgia home with his family while enjoying the shared adventure alongside his wife homeschooling their kids. As the kids have grown he has become more involved in teaching elementary, jr. high, and high school students fundamental drawing and painting courses as well as specialty disciplines in printmaking, watercolor, clay, and sequential art.
Rob Britt: Performing Arts
Rob has been working with children, youth, and adults for 20 years at Dunwoody Baptist Church in the field of drama. He has been one of the primary leaders of the KidsPraise Service and Arts team for 3rd - 5th graders, which puts on 2 big productions each calendar year. One of the two productions is an original piece written by him. Rob is the writer/producer/director for the Worship Center drama productions for DBC’s annual Vacation Bible School going back 12 years. He is also a long-time member of the DBC adult drama team where he has written and performed in both short-form sketches as well as longer productions.
In 2014, he felt a call to “quit his day job” and pursue writing as a career. This process is still ongoing and there have been many blessings along the way. Six of his sketches have been published in Christmas and Easter-themed drama books published by Carpenter’s Son Publishing in 2015-2016. He has written plays bought and performed by Freedom Academy, Knoxville Tennessee. He wrote all the original dramas for the “Heroes of History” VBS curriculum based on the “Max & Liz” books by Jenny Cote. In 2015, Onstage Atlanta chose his Christmas sketch “Shelf on an Elf” to be performed by their professional theater company as part of their “Merry Little Holiday Shorts” series.
Rob enjoys working with children and youth, and combining that with his love of drama is one of his life’s greatest joys. His wife, Lyndy, and 16yr son, Adam ARE Rob’s greatest joys and they support his theatrical endeavors to the fullest. Adam is involved in drama at John’s Creek High School as both an actor and sound engineer. Lyndy is a behind-the-scenes person who uses her sewing and crafting skills to help with costumes and props.
Pastor Robert Comeaux: Music Appreciation
Robert Comeaux is the Worship & Arts Pastor at Dunwoody Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, having served churches in Louisiana, Arizona, and Florida. He has also been an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona where he has taught Worship Theology to students in the Bachelor of Arts in Worship Arts program and has advised in curriculum development. Robert holds a Master of Divinity in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has sung and recorded with the Phoenix Chorale, winning a Grammy award with the group in 2009. His passion is serving as a pastor and shepherding a team that leads people in authentic worship. He has served on the steering committee for the Experience Conference, a worship conference in Orlando, Florida since 2013. Robert and his wife, Juliet, have three boys, Nathan, Joshua, and Michael.
Camp & Course Information
Our Creative Arts Camp will be held in the afternoons, from 12:30pm - 4pm during the Dunwoody Baptist Church's VBS week, June 3rd - June 6th, 2024. Students in grades 1st thru 6th will have the opportunity to take four unique classes in Visual Arts, Worship, Performing Arts, & Music Appreciation.
On the first day of camp, your child will receive a colorful drawstring bag with fun-themed related supplies that they will need for camp each day. One of the most important supplies will be their group wristband (slap bracelet)!!! We asked that they wear their wristband, and bring their bag along with the supplies daily. Since your child(ren) will be attending the Dunwoody Baptist Church's VBS, our DSA Staff will pick them up from their VBS classroom or Worship Center and take them to have lunch. To ensure that your child(ren) has a fulfilling day at camp, please send the following with your child(ren)'s name on it:
- Lunch in a closed container or lunch box
- A drinking container filled with juice or water
- A small/light snack
We do ask that you drop off your child's bag & lunch before VBS by stopping by our CAC Check-in Area, located in the small "Living Room" in the Worship Center Lobby (near the East Main Entrance and across from the large Missions Board).
On Thursday, June 6th, 2024 at 6:30pm in the DBC Worship Center, the CAC students will participate in the VBS Finale for our VBS students and their families. Immediately following the event, there will be an ice cream social, where families will enjoy free ice cream, fellowship, and the chance to visit our CAC Art Gallery in the Worship Center Lobby. This will be a wonderful evening of worship, an exciting VBS summary, and art appreciation for all ages. We hope to see you there!!!
Please know that only VBS students or volunteers can attend CAC. Listed below is a brief description of each CAC class. After reading each course, if you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact our DSA team via email at .
Grades: 1st - 6th / 40 minute class
In this session, students will be introduced to various instruments and learn all about different styles of music. They will begin to develop a general knowledge of music as well as gain an appreciation for music through exposure as they meet and learn from different professional musicians !!!
Grades: 1st - 6th / 40 min class
This session will explore the various components of acting and theatrical performance. Students enrolled in this session will learn about theatre history and lore, stagecraft, the audition process, improvisation, theater games, and much more !!!
Grades: 1st - 6th / 40 min class
In this session, students will explore the various Art mediums and multi-medias, ranging from painting with watercolors, drawing freehand, sculpting with clay, or creating a mosaic canvas with pictures and acrylic paint. Students will use these fun and innovative mediums to create art that visually expresses the biblical stories taught throughout the VBS week!
Grades: 1st - 6th / 40 min class
In this session, students will be learning how to sing together in a group and harmonize! Drawing from the inspirational music sung throughout the VBS week, students will learn the beginning skills of pitch, rhythm, harmony, sight-reading, and more! Not only will our students have an opportunity to learn these amazing musical skills, but our students will learn the importance and power of worship in their Christian walk.
This year our CAC Courses will be held throughout our DBC campus. Since your child(ren) will be attending the Dunwoody Baptist Church's VBS, our DSA Staff will pick them up from their VBS classroom or Worship Center and take them to their CAC classes.
Carpool will begin promptly from 4:15pm to 4:30pm. Each registered family will receive an email with their carpool number on May 31st, 2024. We ask that you print out your carpool card and present it or display it on your dashboard when you pick up your child(ren). If your child(ren) will be leaving with another family, please email us the family name, contact information, and carpool number. Referring to the below map, the CAC carpool is indicated by the orange star, the Worship Center location is indicated by the green star, and the DSA office is indicated by the purple star.
Registration & Fee Structure:
Registration for CAC is only for children who attend or volunteer for Dunwoody Baptist Church's VBS. Unlike VBS, which is free of cost for all who attend, there is a camp fee for the Creative Arts Camp. The tuition is $150 for each student, which is $37.50 per day. You have the option to submit your tuition payment in full or monthly. If you register after the start date of camp (June 3rd), then your full tuition will be due upon registration. Please know that there is no proration offered for this camp. For families with multi-children, there are multi-sibling discounts available.
If you do not submit a full tuition payment at the time of your registration during Jan - May, then you will automatically be enrolled into our monthly payment system. Your account will automatically be billed on or around the 10th of each month, March 2024 thru May 2024. Please refer to the below payment schedule:
Monthly Tuition Option
CAC Registration date:
Start of Monthly Tuition Payments:
|1/8/2024 - 3/14/2024
|on or after March 10th, 2024
$50 per student*
|3/15/2024 - 4/11/2024
|on or after April 10th, 2024
$75 per student*
|4/12/2024 - 5/16/2024
|on or after May 10th, 2024
$150 per student
|5/17/2024 - 6/3/2024
|Due Upon Registration
$150 per student*
Multi-Sibling Discounted Tuition:
**2nd child: $135
**3rd child: $120
**4th child: $105
**5th child: $90
DBC's Vacation Bible School and DSA's Creative Arts Camp were a HUGE success last year, and we expect to build on that momentum! We anticipate to have even more children, so we're looking for several adult and teen volunteers to help us with the following:
- Assist our Instructors with their course curriculum and fun class activities.
- Help our students to stay on task and focus on their learning components.
- Support our DSA Staff in the Worship Center lobby before camp and at carpool.
- Support our DSA Staff with putting together the CAC welcoming packets that each student will receive.
If you or someone you know would like to volunteer with us, simply click the registration link below. Please know that our teen volunteers must be at least a seventh-grader or higher. All adult volunteers will have to pass a background check and complete our free Ministry Safe training. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact us at . We thank you in advance for your time and support.